Culture & Events
The “Au Baroque Master-Builder School” was established in the village in the 17th and 18th centuries. Its members constructed famous Baroque churches and monasteries such as St. Gallen (Switzerland), Einsiedeln (Switzerland), Salem (Germany), Birnau (Germany) and Weingarten (Germany). Baroque master builder even designed the Au parish church as it appears today. Visiting the church is worthwhile and from time to time organ concerts are held.
Hiking, mountain biking, cycling or racing biking: For sport-minded visitors there are plenty of routes in Au. Throughout the summer, the Bike School Bregenzerwald in Au offers guided cycling, mountain biking and e-bike tours in addition to training courses and camps.
Those interested can discover more about the meaning and potency of herbs at the “Holdamoos” nature experience. The summer programme for kids offers diverse experiences from farmhouse visits to climbing adventures. In wintertime, people gather at the nearby Diedamskopf ski area to enjoy the magnificent views. Cross-country-ski trails run alongside the Bregenzerache riverside. Guided winter and snowshoe hikes take place regularly.
- A sunrise hike to the Kanisfluh massif is an extra-special experience. Guided hikes take place regularly in summer.
- The special features of the three-stage Alpine economy can be discovered during a hike along the Alpgang trail.
- The “Umgang Bregenzerwald” (village walk) through Au and the neighbouring village of Schoppernau provides insights into the design culture of Bregenzerwald. Rust-coloured pillars indicate the location of the various stations.
- The Löwen Bergbrennerei distillery at the historically protected Löwen inn produces fine spirits from mountain herbs.